WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., July 27 (UPI) -- A joint venture by U.S. companies Raytheon and Lockheed Martin has successfully completed a Precision Attack Missile test hitting a moving target.
Lockheed Martin-Raytheon joint venture NetFires announced the successful direct hit of a moving T-72 tank by the PAM missile launched from the Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System.
The successful test follows an announcement in May of a captive flight test of the NLOS-LS technology. Officials say the direct hit of the T-72 tank was from a range of approximately 5.5 miles.
"NLOS-LS is designed to defeat both stationary and moving targets," Scott Speet, NetFires executive vice president said in a statement.
"The demonstration of this capability is a significant milestone for the program. Previous guided test flights have succeeded in direct hits against stationary targets. Today's test proved this weapon will provide the warfighter with platform-independent, networked fires with immediate and responsive precision against moving targets."